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Nov 28, 2012 3:00am PST
crying. mitch mcconnell says yesterday, this is terrible for the president to be out there campaigning. >> rather than sitting down with lawmakers of both parties and work out an agreement he's back on the campaign trail presumably with the same old talking points that we're all quite familiar with. >> bill: mitch mcconnell says he ought to be talking with me. me and john boehner and eric cantor and let's go back to all of the meetings like we had. back when we were trying to fix the debt ceiling crisis and he should not only be talking with us, he should be talking to those democrats. >> people he needs to be talking to, members of his own party so he can convince them of the need to act. >> bill: then just to show how totally shameless mitch mcconnell is, he accuses president obama of creating political villains. >> we're not going to solve this problem by creating villains. drumming up outrage. >> bill: unbelievable. >> we'll solve the problem by doing the hard work of sitting down, figuring out a solution that involves tough choices. >> bill: oh, shut up. here is my que
Comedy Central
Nov 28, 2012 11:30pm PST
leader. and given how little congress works, some of that has to be mitch mcconnell stopping by harry reid's family dinner to block passage of the mashed potato. (laughter) but i say so what? that's just politics. and mitch mcconnell is warning it could get worse. >> if the majority chooses to end the filibuster, if they choose to change the rules and put an end to democratic debate then the fighting, the bitterness, and the gridlock will only get worse. in the name of efficiency they would prevent the very possibility of compromise and threaten to make the disputes of the past few years look like mere pillow fights. >> stephen: he's right. to me they already look like pillow fights. i'm pretty sure joe lieberman's jowls are memory foam. (laughter) so you've been warned, harry reid! take away mitch mcconnell's filibuster and he will strike back by obstructing everything you do! or let him keep the filibuster so he can obstruct everything you do! (laughter) i think the choice is clear. we'll be right back. (cheers and applause) -Ïx=uhr(ú'2lt:eá (cheers and applause) >> stephen: welc
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 8:00am PST
. >> mitch mcconnell once again blasted the president for what he called campaigning. >> the election's over. he won. congratulations. we've got a hard deadline here, however. and it's still -- he's still out on the campaign trail kind of celebratin celebrating. this is a problem. if the president really wants to reach an agreement, he needs to be talking with the members of his own party right here in washington trying to broker an agreement not out there firing up crowds and giving speeches. >> joining me now is new york democratic congressman steve israel. sir, great to have you with us. mitch mcconnell saying the president should be speaking to members of his own party. interestingly enough, moments ago we heard from someone within mitch mcconnell's party, speaker john boehner, saying he thinks a deal is possible. take a listen. >> it's time for the president and democrats to get serious about the spending problem that our country has. but i'm optimistic. >> he's optimistic. we also have boehner saying he is disagreeing with tom cole, one of the few republicans who have come out to
Current
Nov 27, 2012 3:00am PST
said no, no way no how ain't gonna happen. the irony here is mitch mcconnell over the next 24 hours said the president has to go first. the president's already gone first. this is what i want to do. i want to raise the rates. >> bill: the american people went first. >> right. before even the president did. absolutely. so you know, this is -- nothing has changed since election day as far as the fiscal cliff is concerned except that we're 15 days closer to it happening. >> bill: the white house said if -- one thing the president said is look, there is one easy thing we can do. maybe we can't resolve all of the issues but there is a bill that's passed the senate. that gives the tax break up to $250,000 a year for everybody. >> for everybody. >> bill: for the first $250,000 of income. that's past the senate. if the house passed that. if the house doesn't pass that, it will cost -- take $200 billion out of the u.s. economy. $200 billion basically out of middle class american's pockets. >> that's the reason why last week you had the ceos of several very consumer-oriented companies. cvs sa
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 2:00am PST
senate majority leader harry immediate and minority leader mitch mcconnell yesterday. mcconnell is angry about reid's plan to end filibusters on so-called motions to proceed done before any final debate. >> shutting off our right to express the views of our constituents as is being proposed would effectively shut these people out of the process. he will break the rules of the senate in order to change the rules of the senate. >> americans believe congress is broken. once again, the only ones who disagree with mitch mcconnell and republicans in congress. >>> another senator, dianne feinstein of california, set an election-day record after receiving the most votes ever for a u.s. senator. nearly 7.3 million. >>> well, will rick santorum run again in 2016? he tells "the weekly standard" he's, quote, open to it. >>> former president jimmy carter now 88 years old is back in haiti to help rebuild 100 new homes after the devastating earthquake there. it is his second trip there in the past year. >>> and finally, "politico" reports jill kelley, the supporting character in the petraeus scan
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 9:00pm PST
the minority voices the senate was built to protect. >> republican senator mitch mcconnell today on why democrats should not change the senate rules in order to stop his minority republican party from controlling what happens in the senate. joining us now for the interview is sherrod brown, senator from ohio who just won reelection, even though he got buried in ads run against him. senator brown, congratulations on your reelection. i haven't seen you since. >> thank you, rachel. and i heard you call the race on your show, so thank you. >> ta da! if you are going to be in the senate for another six years now, i have to ask you directly, should the rules in the senate change there on day one in january? >> yeah, absolutely. the same gentleman you just listened to, mitch mcconnell, talked about the dysfunction in the senate. that's what's happened the last four years. he was the same gentleman who said after the 2010 elections that his number one goal was to defeat the president of the united states in the next election. and he did everything to do that, including invoking filibuster t
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 1:00am PST
, absolutely. the same gentleman you just listened to, mitch mcconnell, the dysfunction of what would happen with the senate. he was the same gentleman who said two years ago that after the 2010 elections, his number one goal was to defeat the president of the united states in the next election and he did everything to do that. he's never seen anything like the last four years of blocking action in the senate like a real abuse of power. we're asking just to begin to debate these issues. they block issues from even going to the floor and that's what senators have been advocating for a long time. senator reid is now supportive. i feel good about our chances in a month or so. >> i hear from beltway folks that no majority should want to change the rules about that because you would wish you hadn't when your party becomes the minority. if the democrats were in the moi norty, could you live with the rule changes that the democrats and senator reid are proposing? >> after elections, the public things everything should happen >>> here's a weird one. in 1993, the president of turkey died
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 9:00pm PST
not be more annoyed about it. mitch mcconnell releasing a rather angry statement this week condemning the president for choosing to fight this fight in this particular way saying it was with some concern that i read this morning that the president plans to hit the road this week to drum up support for his own personal approach to the short and long-term fiscal challenges we face rather than sitting down with lawmakers of both parties and working out an agreement. he is back out on the campaign trail. you no he what happened the last time he was out on the campaign trail. you know. it makes sense. think about it. put yourself in mitch mcconnell's shoes. if you were mitch mcconnell, you too would be complaining about the president leaving washington to talk about these matters. no republican would want the guy they are negotiating with to be out talking to the country about this issue once you look at how the country feels about this issue. specifically, about what the two parties are negotiating about, their respective positions. look at this. look at this new washington post polling o
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
mcconnell's shoes. if you were mitch mcconnell, you too would be complaining about the president leaving washington to talk about these matters. no republican would want the guy they are negotiating with to be out talking to the country about this issue once you look at how the country feels about this issue. specifically, about what the two parties are negotiating about, their respective positions. look at this. look at this new washington post polling on this. the president's idea is raising taxes on income over a quarter million dollars but keeping the bush tax cuts for everybody else. that idea is very popular. 60% support. it is a very popular plan that the president is trying to drum up even more support for now with these campaign style trips. now, on the other side, what the republicans want to do, their plan is to limit deductions, limit tax deductions. that's their plan instead. that, in contrast to the president's proposal, is not popular. more people oppose that idea than support that idea. even republicans hate the republican idea. look at 39% of republicans support
FOX News
Nov 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
would give minority members less power. but the minority leader mitch mcconnell says that would be the equivalent of blowing up the senate. doug mckelway with the news live on capitol hill for us tonight. doug, they call it the nuclear option. >> yeah, they call it the nuclear option because the party that exercises the nuclear option, that pulls the trigger on the nuclear option can suffer ultimately the fallout from that nuclear chain reaction if they ultimately become the minority party at some point in the future. minority leader mitch mcconnell put it this way during a floor speech on the senate today. >> are you prepared to live under the rules you are now demanding? >> the nuclear option would allow the majority to end filibuster or defeat amendment bias a simple majority vote. not the 60 votes or the 3/5ths majority vote that the senate rules have required and put into place for better than 30 years now. threshold that the historians say honor the founder's intent to limit the tyranny of the majority. >> the nuclear option is a power grab by senate majority leader harry rei
CNBC
Nov 27, 2012 3:00pm EST
harry reid and mitch mcconnell. let me play you a sound bite of what markets reacted to and explain on the other side why i think markets are getting this wrong this afternoon and are in danger of getting it wrong throughout this debate. first, listen to what the two leaders had to say. >> there's been little progress with the republicans, which is a disappointment to me. they talked some happy talk about doing revenues, but we only have a couple weeks to get things done. >> as we head into the fiscal cliff negotiations, my advice to the president would be it seems like our friends on the other side are having some difficulty turning off the campaign. we need to sit down and work this matter out. >> it seems like what markets were reacting to this afternoon was harry reid saying there's been little progress. but he actually said there's been little progress with republicans. he's saying he wants the other side to concede more than they have. this is a negotiation. it's very important to remember there's going to be back and forth day in and day out. that's what we saw on capitol hill t
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 11:00am PST
geithner today. but after the meeting with geithner senator mitch mcconnell released a statement accusing democrats of taking a step back, away from the consensus needed to bring compromise, get us away from the fiscal cliff. but i want to play what he had to say on the senate floor earlier today as well. take a listen. >> the only reason democrats are insisting on raising rates is because raising rates on the so-called rich is the holy grail of libberloo. their aim isn't job creation. they're interested in wealth destruction. >> wealth destruction, nancy. back to this wealth distribution thing and their whole narrative of punishing success. what role is mitch mcconnell going to serve in these negotiations at all? >> he'll play a very key role. although you really have to keep in mind the final deal is really going to be struck between president obama and speaker boehner. and those are really the two people to watch. and their staffs right now. of course, mitch mcconnell will play a key role in bringing around senate republicans, excuse me. but it's really between the house republicans an
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
change. republicans led by, you won't be surprised like this, mitch mcconnell says it will only make the gridlock worse. senator jeff merkley of oregon supports a rule enforcing a talking filibuster. jonathan weisman is a congressional correspondent for "the new york times." senator, thank you so much for joining us tonight. i never met you, but this is quite a cause. how does it look? can you get this done on the first day of business in january? >> well, i think it has a very good possibility. senators are so frustrated with the current state of affairs that they're recognizing that there is no longer a choice, if you will, between just getting along or reforming. we're going to have to reform the rules in order to have the senate have any chance of addressing the big issues america faces. >> as you look at it as a student of politics, you're now a united states senator, what is a proper use of a jimmy stewart type filibuster where one guy or woman goes out there and basically holds the floor as long as their physical ability and their moral strength holds? >> when you have an issu
FOX Business
Nov 26, 2012 4:00pm EST
president has spoken. mitch mcconnell said we needed to tone down the reckless voices of the left. that will be the problem. these sites are no further along than they were in march when ben bernanke declare the term fiscal cliff on capitol hill. as to the specifics nobody really knows. there was a proposal about the estate tax for the chairman of the finance committee in the senate, nobody really knows. we will have a million of these ideas between now and the christmas eve or new year's eve. david: will tim geithner lead the negotiations? >> tim geithner is in charge, but at the very top level. david: thank you very much. good to see you. back to you. liz: next we take you into the future find out the news moving the market tomorrow. plus, 12 drummers drumming, what will that run you? you don't want to know. wait until you hear how much all 12 days of christmas will cost you. a pretty penny. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligatio. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i rlly need is sleep. introducing the ishares core building b
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Nov 26, 2012 9:00pm PST
any deficit deal. i noticed mitch mcconnell's talked about tax rates. he's going to insist that tax rates not go any higher. you've got the mathematicians trying to raise the numbers. you can exact the rate throughout a person's entire income. they're looking for ways to finagle this. republicans are going to have to retreat and they're going to get a better deal before the end of the year than going into the new year. >> i want to ask you about that, what eleanor said about the end of the year rather than going into the new year. who benefits, if anyone, if they kick the can down the road, get a new congress. isn't there something to be said with this new democratic strength coming into the senate? it's a little stronger there. you have a stronger president picked up a few seats in the house. doesn't kicking the can down until february or march and do something that's maybe a bandaid now help the cost. >> it helps to a certain extent, but doesn't help the republican party all that much, because again, they're going to be blamed if we get a short-term deal, they're not going to be h
CNBC
Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
. >> you have to take a look at the other side. and mitch mcconnell is quoting as saying democrats are not turning off the campaign which implies they are sticking to the party lines not willing to compromise which gives the markets a picture of just -- >> it is the same that we have had for over a year and the same we will have until we get a deal. what mitch mcconnell was saying moments after harry reid spoke is he doesn't like the fact that the president is going to pennsylvania to do a campaign style speech about the fiscal cliff to try to rally people to his way of thinking. he thinks that is sorlt of a permanent campaign but the white house thinks they will put political pressure on public pressure on republicans to get to the deal because they think they have the more popular side of the argument. what we are seeing is this negotiation going on. we are going to keep seeing that so people shouldn't necessarily start to freak out. >> obama is going to a toy factory, correct, tomorrow? a toy factory during the holiday shopping season ahead of christmas. >> tomorrow he will be meeti
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 8:00pm PST
who disagree are mitch mcconnell and republicans in congress. >> harry reid moves towards the nuclear option to stop the obstruction in the senate. steve benan joins me next on the latest on the filibuster showdown. >> the emphasis on benghazi has been publicized. >> first thomas risks rolled fox news. today fox news responds by trying to smear thomas ricks. >>> and the right wing bubble on the economy bursts again. >> the president's economic policies have failed. the american people know it. >> i have a new term. it's called obama noma. he's such a cancer to the economy. >> to call this an economy is an insult to recoveries. >> the numbers don't lie. we'll lay them out for you, tonight. [ emily jo ] derrell comes into starbucks with his wife, danielle, almost every weekend. derrell hasn't been able to visit his mom back east in a long time. [ shirley ] things are sometimes a little tight around the house. i wasn't able to go to the wedding. [ emily jo ] since derrell couldn't get home, we decided to bring home to him and then just gave him a little bit of help finding his wa
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
ed show." >>> americans believe congress is broken. the only ones who disagree are mitch mcconnell and republicans in congress. >> harry reid moves towards the nuclear option to stop the obstruction in the senate. steve benan joins me next on the latest on the filibuster showdown. >> the emphasis on benghazi has been publicized. >> first thomas risks rolled fox news. today fox news responds by trying to smear thomas risks. >>> and the right wing bubble on the economy bursts again e. >> the president's economic policies have failed. the american people know it. >> i have a new term. it's called obama noma. he's such a cancer to the economy. >> to call this an economy is an insult to recoveries. >> the numbers don't lie. we'll lay them out for you, tonight. that was me... the day i learned i had to start insulin for my type 2 diabetes. me... thinking my only option was the vial and syringe dad used. and me... discovering once-daily levemir® flexpen. flexpen® is prefilled. doesn't need refrigeration for up to 42 days. no drawing from a vial. dial the exact dose. inject by pushing a butt
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 12:00am PST
broken. the only ones who disagree are mitch mcconnell and republicans in congress. >> harry reid moves towards the nuclear option to stop the obstruction in the senate. steve benan joins me next on the latest on the filibuster showdown. >> the emphasis on benghazi has been publicized. >> first thomas risks rolled fox news. today fox news responds by trying to smear thomas risks. >>> and the right wing bubble on the economy bursts again. >> the president's economic policies have failed. the american people know it. >> i have a new term. it's called obama noma. he's such a cancer to the economy. >> to call this an economy is an insult to recoveries. >> the numbers don't lie. we'll lay them out for you, tonight. >>> thanks for staying with "the ed show" tonight. the story goes to the heart of what we deserve. if we elect someone to the senate, we expect them to do what? get something done. unfortunately the republicans have been using the filibuster to block legislation. now the democrats want to change the rules to keep the next group of republicans from doing the same thing. we'll
CNN
Nov 27, 2012 4:00am PST
to have to come to the table, and do some compromise. we saw senate minority leader mitch mcconnell talk about it yesterday on the senate floor. see what he has to say. >> republicans have stepped out of our comfort zone, and yet we remain at an impasse. leading us to ask, why? because a vocal minority on the hard left continues to argue to leaders of their party from the president on down, that democrats in washington should do absolutely nothing about short-term or long-term spending problems. >> and there you have it. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell talking about how republicans are trying to come to the table but they haven't seen that from democrats yet. john? >> all right. really is interesting to try to guess when the first democrat will come forward and show a little bit of leg on the idea of compromise. mark preston in washington, thanks very much. >> indeed, tinker toys. i got the joke, it was funny. the other big story we're following, u.n. ambassador susan rice is going to meet with three republican senators who criticized her over comments she made in the aftermath of
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 7:30am EST
allowed john boehner and mitch mcconnell to govern recently. it's about the republican governors passed out ushers at the red states for the 24 states republican governors, republican legislature. blue are the 13 of 40 state spending on how you count new york, 13 of 14 state that a democratic governor and a democratic house and senate. and there you see the red states are not raising taxes. they're cutting taxes in the red states and blue states are raising taxes rather than reforming government. so the fight we're having in washington where there's gridlock in the stage of the opposite of gridlock. for the last two years. "new york times" wrote an article about last week, it's been true for two-year -- >> about the legislators -- >> the legislative in the various states that you've got 24 states if the republicans get together they can turn the state into hong kong or texas. you have 13 maybe 14 states if the democrats because they could turn their state into greece or california. >> we are in washington and the wording goes back to 86, right? >> yes. part of passing the 86 bill
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 10:00am PST
going on perhaps behind the scenes because mitch mcconnell, among others, critics of the president, of course, were saying where is the presidential engagement. why is he going out to the public and continuing a political campaign to drum up support and not engaging one on one, meeting with the leaders again? >> well, the president has been very much engaged in these issues and he's been engaged for the last several years. he's made it clear he wants balanced solution to our problems, a balance between additional revenues collected from the most fortunate the top 2% of income earners as well as balance in terms of reductions in spending. >> what do you think of warren buffett's proposal for a minimum income tax on high earners for people who are now paying so much less, paying what mitt romney paid, paying what warren buffett pays, 14 or 16%, because of capital gains and other investments, what about a minimum tax that would require them to pay 35%? >> the president has supported the buffet principle for a long time and his state of the union address last year, he supported buffet rule
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 2:00pm PST
is say i object or have mitch mcconnell say i have object. harry reid says we move on to the next thing and that's the end of it. >> that's the way they do it. they double track it. what do you think is going to be the way the senate decides this? will it be partisan whether they decide to go to a real filibuster, you go to the mattresses, you stay up all night and force quorum calls over and over again? what do you think is going to be the politics of this? >> the politics right now is mitch mcconnell is opposing any change in the rules because he has the advantage of paralyzing the senate with no public accountability. the talking filibuster forces his process to be done before the american people, and i think he realizes the american people are not going to like what they say. and yet that's where it should be. if you don't have the courage of your convictions to stand before the american people and say i am obstructing this bill and here is why, then, in fact, you should shut up, sit down, and let the vote go forward, and there's no silver bullet here, but creating this public
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 9:00am PST
president did. mitch mcconnell was extremely open about it, gave quotes in the newspaper about it. this time we don't really know if there's one sort of clear long-term unified strategy on the part of republicans, whether they have gotten there yet or it's a more piecemeal strategy. >> i guess i'm taking my signals from history. when you get defeated openly in terms of these racial gerrymandering. i don't believe mitch mcconnell doesn't want to make him a -- well, he can't make him a one-term president. i'm just suggesting that in all the big debates we have, we don't deal with the substance of public policy consequences of that resistance which have an impact upon black people that are not often talked about in these kinds of debates. that's what i think is very problematic. >> do you see any issue like voter suppression where the ideas around justice actually motivate a backlash that's useful politically? because that's one thing that we saw happen. >> right, exactly. it was -- it back fired on them. it galvanized those communities. but i think it's still the same issue. when you have
FOX News
Nov 27, 2012 7:00pm PST
growing threat of the fiscal cliff. today on the senate floor, minority leader mitch mcconnell abusing president obama -- accusing president obama of being back on the campaign trail instead of working with lawmakers. have you seen anything to indicate that we are close to a resolution, or even moving in that direction? >> i haven't. it's hard to come to a resolution when one of the parties to that isn't around. the president, as you mentioned, is out on the campaign trail again. >> greta: you're referring to his trip this friday to pennsylvania. >> right. you've got to have presidential leadership to do big things. that's what we need right now. obviously republicans are here, ready to go to work, ready to solve the issue of the fiscal cliff. what the president wants to do, however, is to raise taxes on small businesses, almost a million small businesses who employee 25% of the workforce. that's his proposal. republicans cannot be for that. the president said in his press conference right after the election that his number one priority is jobs and the economy. we agree with that. but
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 1:00pm PST
pelosi, and mitch mcconnell, and over at the white house spokesman jay carney said the debt ceiling should not be a pawn in any kind of fiscal gamesmanship. >> asking for a -- that a political price be paid in order for congress to do its job to ensure that the united states of america pays its bills and does not default for the first time in its history is deeply irresponsible. >> now, if you're sensing a distinct lack of holiday cheer down in washington these days, take heart. because joe biden is still our vice president and no fiscal cliff fights are going to stop him from a shopping blitz at washington's new costco super store. the veep came looking for pies and left with a television, books, fire logs, and a huge smile trailed by a horde of surprised shoppers. >> just walking through this store. get some guidance. >> you know, i have a feeling that the president may have missed his usual lunch partner at the midday meal today. joining us from washington is msnbc own historian the great chris matthews, the host of "hardball" and the author of quk jack kent, elusive hero," avail
CNN
Nov 28, 2012 11:00am PST
party mitch mcconnell. they're both saying, hang on, he needs to get in there and negotiate. but i want to point this out, congresswoman, let me point this out, this is from erskine bowles today. we talked about ad nauseam of the simpson/bowles debt committee and this is erskine bowles about to meet with the president yesterday, and he later said that the president expressed flexibility on tax rates. let me quote him, bowles is quoted as saying, i didn't sense it, i heard it. he went on to say, quote, the white house really believes at its core that new tax revenue ought to come from the wealthy. but, according to "usa today," he went on to say the president is open to republican alternatives. open to republican alternatives. you're there on the hill. are you hearing anything like that? >> we have not been invited to present those alternatives and we do have them. cleaning up the tax code is a great place to begin. and looking at what you're going to do with closing some of these loopholes. we all know that if you want to generate more revenue, you need to flatten the rates, clean
CBS
Nov 26, 2012 5:30pm PST
republican leader mitch mcconnell said today the g.o.p. wants the president to make the first move and issue a proposal to raise tax revenue and cut spending. >> this he's the only one who can lead his party to do something they wouldn't ordinarily do. to do what's actually needed now. >> reporter: prominent republicans are signaling they're now flexible on increasing tax revenue, with a few in the house and senate distancing themselves from that no tax increase pledge that many of them signed, a pledge created by lobbyist grover norquist. house majority leader eric cantor, senator lindsey graham of south carolina and senator saxby chambliss of georgia all said there could be an increase in tax revenue if democrats agreed to controlling the cost of medicare and medicaid. >> there's a right way to do this and there's a wrong way to do it. but at the end of the day, nancy what's got to happen is whoever's right or wrong here we've got to get the economy going again. >> reporter: chambliss and virginia democrat mark warner head up the senate's gang of eight-- four democrats and four r
CBS
Nov 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
, senate republican leader mitch mcconnell. >> we want to save these programs and i understand the dilemma the president and the majority leader have. their hard left doesn't want to change anything ever. >> reporter: but the top senate democrat harry reid says republicans are the ones dragging their heels. there's been little progress with the republicans, which is a disappointment to me. they've talked some happy talk about doing revenues, but we only have a couple weeks to get something done. >> reporter: republicans point out that medicare and medicaid are the largest future drivers of the debt. they say they won't agree to increased revenue from taxes unless they get entitlement cuts as well. scott, it's safe to say there are going to be people on the right and left howling mad at no matter what this deal looks like. >> pelley: nancy, thank you very much. one idea they're looking at is scaling back one of the most popular tax breaks of all: the mortgage deduction. dean reynolds will tell us more about this later in the broadcast. that crisis in egypt is growing tonight. more t
CNBC
Nov 27, 2012 7:00pm EST
the democrats say it is off the table and if harry reid is trading bars with mitch mcconnel, what is up here. senator durban said, it shouldn't be ps deal. i don't think there is a bar gain to be had. it is a win win for alabama. he is going to get the tax hikes or the rb ares will say no deal and he gets the tax hikes which is what he will prefer anyway. that is a big pot of money he can use for whatever he wants. they are still not going to be a deal. baker, democrats saying there is no problem with social security, even though the piece in the "wall street journal" today said they are $20 trillion in the hole. they said they are $40 trillion in the hole. how can democrats argue that with a straight face. i know that stuff inside and out. most of those shortfalls are in the 22nd century. we don't have a big problem with those programs. in fact most of the story is health care. the budget office may adjust their projections and the story disappears. i know people like to run aaround with that but it doesn't make sense. >> what me worry scenario. medicare no problem. medicaid no prob
FOX News
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
today. one of his meetings will be with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell who just said, we are eager to hear the administration's specific plans for protecting jobs and growth by reducing the national debt, reducing washington spending and preventing a tax hike on every american taxpayer. so, bill, the two sides are talking to each other but it does sound like we are a little ways away from them coming up with anything they would send to the president's desk to sign. bill: a big lunch at the white house too. we'll talk about that in a moment. martha. martha: as these negotiations sort of hammer away in washington, 173 companies have now announced that they plan to payout their special dividends early to shareholders. that includes names like disney and walmart, costco, las vegas sands as well is in that group and it will happen interestingly before the new year when the massive new tax hikes could kick in. stewart varney thinks this is really of note this morning. the host of varne varney & company. >> i'm going to call it a tax revolt. companies are saying, look we are not
FOX News
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
higher taxes but mitch mcconnell, senate republican leader, he says there has been no similar compromise from the democrats or the president. he says they are still holding out for higher tax rates on the rich and he says the radical left is prescenting the democrats and president and agreeing to serious reform from medicare. martha, i have to tell you. i got new numbers from medicare, from trustees, actually. medicare has to pay out in the future $42 trillion. that is money which it does not now have. so you can see that this is very serious issue. cuts in spending, cuts to medicare. who will make them? it is very serious because what that kind of money outstanding you need some kind of an agreement and fast. the bottom line right now, martha, it is again an impasse. martha: that's a huge number, stuart. it was about 38 trillion just less than a year ago i believe. >> yes. martha: so that number has really ballooned to 42 trillion as stuart shares with us in terms of those numbers. let's go back to the republican side for just a moment because i think there is a discrepancy i
FOX Business
Nov 26, 2012 7:00pm EST
year. we'll see who emerges. lou: striking you are not hearing speaker boehner or mitch mcconnell. >> when have congressional leaders been major lead irs of their party, they are wheel ordealers. >> politics abhors a vacuum. lou: governors are nation -- >> but, several are chief executives. i want to stick up for mcconnell and boehner, they are playing hand theying dealt, on the 1600 pennsylvania avenue, with a huge mandate to raise taxes. >> if you look at personalties of three leading governors, chris christie, markio rubio, and bobbyen jen gend else they g personallies. lou: i want to, go back to the intellectual leadership amongst those governors, the names of people you think are those leaders. >> newly elected governor of indiana mike pence. he will not set up the health care exchange, and susana martinez. >> and scott walker of wisconsin. >> he has been elected twice in a state that mitt romney lost by 7 points. lou: you had to leave it wh governor romney. >> their bench is really thin that is why joe biden is the vice president. come on, let's leave
CNN
Nov 27, 2012 2:00am PST
minority leader mitch mcconnell on the senate floor talking about one of the impasses. let's hear what he had to say. >> republicans have stepped out of our comfort zone, and yet we remain at an impasse. leading us to ask why. because a vocal minority on the hard left continues to argue to leaders of their party from the president on down that democrats in washington should do absolutely nothing about short-term or long-term spending problems. >> and there you had mitch mcconnell on the senate floor yesterday. again, what we'll probably hear over the next 35 days, certainly coming out of capitol hill, will be a lot of strong hyperbole. the fact of the matter is they do have to reach some sort of a deal. >> when he says that they're willing to do nothing, i think is it fair to say that if the republicans have stepped out of their comfort zone that maybe each side is taking teeny-weeny baby steps toward the middle or is that an overstatement? >> i thk you're right on that. and the fact of the matter is there's going to have to be compromise on both parts. it's not just one party that can
MSNBC
Nov 27, 2012 3:00pm PST
leverage. he said, quote, there's a price for everything. over in the senate, gop leader mitch mcconnell is striking the same tone. >> look, we already know the president's a very good campaigner. we congratulate him on his re-election. what we don't know is whether he has the leadership qualities necessary to lead his party to a bipartisan agreement. >> mr. one-term-president mcconnell is resorting to name-calling. the gop lost because of this attitude. and now they're just looking like a lost cause. joining me now is steve car kna krystal ball. why doesn't the gop look to chris christie assist a role model? he's the most popular person in their party right now? >> hopefully some in the gop do. you have to remember that a lot of people, a lot of folks in the republican party were very upset with chris christie for being so bipartisan, for -- for daring to compliment the president for his responsiveness in hurricane sandy, so there's still some upset there over that. you know, i think the other thing this points out, you were mentioning, chris christie underscoring how importan
FOX News
Nov 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
: steve, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell said it was an interesting take that this is the first move by democrats in the new congress. when you are trying to get things done and moved forward and deal with the the fiscal cliff that the first announcement comes out you are going to end the filibuster or try to. and take away minority writes. by the way, let's negotiate at the negotiate table. >> i will say i found it odd. i don't have an explanation why harry reid is doing this, particularly when you have the president seeming to want to send despite the fact he is harping on the tax rates, he is wanting to send a broader message. look. i want to talk to republicans. in some ways the opposite of the way he campaigned. andgoneed in his -- governed in the last two years of his first term where he had the we can't wait initiates and sought to circumvent the congress. president is making on superficial level public relations case he wants to work with republicans. harry reid on the other hand is saying absolutely not. we are going to -- we can't possibly run the senate without making
MSNBC
Nov 21, 2012 3:00pm PST
making noise lately but it's not hitch. mitch mcconnell is not it. his speaker john boehner is certainly not this charge. that leads to chris christie and rush limbaugh. the take charge governor who's getting from democrats versus the hard right radio show talk show host. how does this gop movie end? joining me now is melina, contributor to "the grio" and margie omaro. the gop has a real rush problem. how do you see this ending? >> i don't mow. in 2009 james carville did a poll and found that rush limbaugh -- many people find that rush limbaugh is the leader of the republican party and that has not changed over the course of four years. rush doesn't need to run for any office. he's beholden to no one except for advertisers and viewers. so republican officials need to stand up to limbaugh first before they can really go out and get more votes in the broader sector of the electorate. >> but margie, is it risky for a republican to stand up to limbaugh when he's popular in the vote unless the chris stooer example of standing up on the president and doing his job becomes a new model for our r
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 3:00pm PST
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FOX News
Nov 29, 2012 3:00pm PST
dinners of the mashed potatoes. mitch mcconnell is warning it could get worse. >> in the name of efficiency they would prevent the very possibility of compromise and threaten to make the disputes of the past few years look like mere pillow fights. >> he is
CNN
Nov 25, 2012 8:00am PST
. >> you're saying that barack obama meeting with john boehner and mitch mcconnell doesn't quite get readers as excited? >> not as titillating. >> this is what the election was fought over and yet i have the impression that a lot of the country is yawning but really many of the journalists covering the story are oning. >> there's a story about low how the mighty are falling. privacy, security, while covering the sex. >> are you suggesting that the bigger issues are actually a bit of a shall we say figure lea le? there are bigger issues there but the problem is the fiscal cliff is extremely important. it's interesting to me that it's ben bernanke who dubbed it. i would have thought a reporter would have dubbed it. >> as a consumer of newses, when you see stories about the fiscal cliff do you go clicking off to someone else? >> no. i don't. i try. i try my darnest. i pick up the stories and think i'm going to understand it for once. it's a big, big story if you're covering economic on a national stage. i think it is getting covered a lot yochl ku. blame the media if readers are going to be cli
MSNBC
Nov 21, 2012 12:00am PST
republicans, you heard mitch mcconnell, you have to have entitlement reform to the republicans is cuts. that's what their entitlement reform is. would you do anything to medicare at all? >> sure. look, ed, what has to be understood is are we not only the coup try that doesn't care to all people, we pay by far much more per capita for health care than does any other nation. it's a wasteful system. for example, in terms of medicare, republicans demanded as part of medicare part d that the medicare could not negotiate drug prices with the pharmaceutical industry. the v.a. does that. why isn't medicare doing that? furthermore, if we develop efficiencies that save the system money, let's do it. but let us not cut benefits for the elderly or for the poor who are on medicaid. >> finally, senator, are you willing -- if the republicans can't do a deal, are you willing to allow all of the tax cuts to go? what will that do for the country? if the bush tax cuts completely expire, what's it going to do? >> well, i think no deal is better than a bad deal. next session we're going to have more people
Current
Nov 20, 2012 7:00pm PST
house to mitch mcconnell somewhat in the senate. on down, that the kinds of extreme policies that we saw in the republican primary, mitt romney, rick santorum, michele bachmann et cetera those policies are not going to win over hispanics. they're not going to win over asian americans. >> jennifer: you are not going to see i predict a super pac that is a pro-choice republican super pac though, right? that's an issue they won't touch. >> i believe that abortion is an issue that they will not touch. they -- they saw what happens when you anger women voters in this country independents, republicans and democrats but abortion i think -- the republican party is not there yet. i don't know if they will ever get there. >> jennifer: well instead of republican moderates, shouldn't we just issue democratic cards to the membership, cards to the democratic party? i don't see how they're going to do it. you have mayor bloomberg's super pac on gun control. do you think he and that pac have enough clout to push president obama to come out with a national gun policy much less their own republicans? >
CSPAN
Nov 22, 2012 9:00pm EST
votes and maybe most republican votes. she was a very attractive nominee. and mitch mcconnell the senate republican leader was quite upset by the idea. that was not the record he was trying to make so he went to the national rifle association he asked them to quote score the boat so if there are any washington insiders here you know that scoring is above that interest group whether they nra or the aclu will list on their final rundown on the congressional session. how did members of congress do on issues that really matter to us? so that matters a great deal to the adherents of that particular interest group. the nra had never scored a vote on the supreme court nomination and they have no reason to even take any interest in sonia sotomayor's nomination and of course as a lower court judge she had never been in a position to make any judicial policy on gun rights or you know, gun issues. but they agreed to go along and they scored the vote and on that is what accounted for the fact that she only got a handful of republican votes. so you know i can no longer give my. >> a about once
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